Since the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on 1 July 1997, “governance crisis” has become the most popular term used by local politicians and academics to describe the politics of post-colonial Hong Kong. If “governance” is defined as “the capacity of government to make and implement policy” (Pierre and Peters 2000: 1), then it is obvious that Hong Kong is experiencing a general decline in the quality of governance under Chinese sovereignty: The HKSAR Government has appeared to be incapable of assembling a stable legislative majority for its policy initiatives and in face of criticisms and challenges from the Legislative Council postponement, and even withdrawal of legislative proposals is not uncommon (SynergyNet 2014, 2012). Copyright © 2018 The Author(s).
|Title of host publication||Hong Kong 20 years after the handover: Emerging social and institutional fractures after 1997|
|Editors||Chi Hang Brian FONG, Tai Lok LUI|
|Place of Publication||Basingstoke|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|